Perl is a widely used computer language, that is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages in existence as it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a particular task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites because you are able to include just a single line of code to call a certain module instead of using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to generate a number of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the shared website hosting that we supply and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to build a site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include thousands of Perl modules that you're able to use and you will see the complete list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you will be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, so that they can work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.